STAND. COM. REP. NO. 970

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 903

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 903, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Judiciary to establish a financial hardship task force to address the disproportionate hardship caused by court-ordered fines and fees on low-income individuals.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and two concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Judiciary provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 903, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair